56 days in Vietnam Itinerary

56 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 4 nights
Ferry to Cat Ba Town, Fly to Nha Trang
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Nha Trang
— 5 nights
Bus
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Da Lat
— 5 nights
Fly
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Con Son
— 4 nights
Fly
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 5 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 6 nights
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Hoi An
— 7 nights
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Hue
— 5 nights
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 4 nights
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Ninh Binh
— 2 nights
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Hanoi
— 7 nights
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Halong Bay

— 4 nights
Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site.
Change things up with these side-trips from Halong Bay: Clock Tower Roundabout (in Ha Long) and Cat Ba (Trung Trang Cave, Cat Ba Island, &more). There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, Head underground at Sung Sot Cave, get a new perspective on nature at Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh, and take a stroll through Cua Van Floating Village.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Halong Bay tour app.

London, UK to Halong Bay is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight, car, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from London to Halong Bay. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 12:

Nha Trang

— 5 nights
On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Spend the 13th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, find something for the whole family at VinWonders Nha Trang, and view the masterpieces at Long Thanh Photo Studio.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Nha Trang online travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Nha Trang takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the bus to Da Lat.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 17:

Da Lat

— 5 nights

City of a Thousand Flowers

While often referred to as "City of a Thousand Flowers," "City of a Thousand Pines," and "City of a Thousand Palms," you'd be right in thinking that numbers far greater than a thousand have given Da Lat its reputation as a fertile agricultural heartland.
Da Lat is known for nature, adventure, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Pine Track Adventures, take in the spiritual surroundings of Linh Phuoc Pagoda, make a trip to Crazy House, and contemplate the waterfront views at Xuan Huong Lake.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Da Lat tour builder.

Getting from Nha Trang to Da Lat by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Con Son.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 22:

Con Son

— 4 nights

Devil's Island

Taking a vacation in Con Son is like stepping back in time, with the island of around 5,000 people offering a glimpse into what life in Vietnam was like before television and other modern conveniences arrived.
Con Son is known for wildlife, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hang Da Duc Me, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ong Dung Beach, and stroll the grounds of Hang Duong Cemetary.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Con Son travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Da Lat to Con Son takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can fly to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Con Son

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 26:

Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

— 5 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Get out of town with these interesting Duong Dong side-trips: Kim Quy Island (in An Thoi) and Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc (in Ganh Dau). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Archipelago Anthoy, make a trip to Dinh Cau Rock (Cua Temple), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get in on the family fun at Happy Farm PQ.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Duong Dong trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Con Son to Duong Dong in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors · Nature · Golf · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 31:

Ho Chi Minh City

— 6 nights

Pearl of the Far East

Formerly known in the West as Saigon and affectionately referred to as the "Pearl of the Far East," Ho Chi Minh City is a study of old and new, woven and piled together in a fast-paced urban hub.
On the 2nd (Sun), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City holiday planner.

You can fly from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can fly to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 6:

Hoi An

— 7 nights
Indisputably one of Vietnam's most atmospheric destinations, Hoi An contains a World Heritage-listed old town boasting over 2,000 years of culture and history.
Take a break from Hoi An with a short trip to Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture in Da Nang, about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, make a trip to Japanese Covered Bridge, stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, and explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Hoi An trip builder app.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 13:

Hue

— 5 nights
Nestled on the banks of the Perfume River, the city of Hue remains most famous as the former home of the Nguyen Dynasty, the influence of which remains evident in local palaces, temples, forts, and museums.
Spend the 15th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, take in the views from Thanh Toan Bridge, make a trip to The Flag Tower, and look for gifts at Healing the Wounded Heart Shop.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hue trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 18:

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

— 4 nights
Marked by underground rivers, famous caves, limestone cliffs, and tropical rainforests, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park wows visitors with a spectacular range of landscapes and wildlife.
Step out of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park with an excursion to Hang Toi (Dark Cave) in Son Trach--about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave, explore the striking landscape of Phong Nha Caves, admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park vacation planner.

You can drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 22:

Ninh Binh

— 2 nights
A fairly nondescript town, Ninh Binh acts as a base for explorations of the province of the same name, with the karst landscape and lush valleys that surround the town offering a wealth of scenic vistas of rice paddies and rugged rocks.
On the 23rd (Sun), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then stop by Minh Trang Handmade, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On your second day here, Head underground at Trang An Grottoes and then stroll through Van Long Nature Reserve.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ninh Binh trip tool.

Drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Ninh Binh in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 24:

Hanoi

— 7 nights
The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has bounded back from the effects of war, and today serves as a bustling commercial and cultural hub bursting at the seams.
On the 26th (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), browse the handmade items at Authentic Bat Trang, see Off-Road Tours, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hanoi trip itinerary maker app.

You can take a bus from Ninh Binh to Hanoi in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 31:

Vietnam travel guide

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While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.